The dress I found at the thrift shop worked great for me because it was a sleeveless black a-line dress...my most favorite type! Here are a few photos:
|Back during my red-head days.|
|How cute am I? Also, how cold am I? I think this was in late March one year. |
Not exactly Spring, but warm enough for a outdoor photoshoot if you're willing to brave the slight chill.
Fast forward to this year...after my first Callen Lorde appointment, I had plenty of time to kill after my doctor's visit so I actually stopped by the Chelsea store. It was a good idea, because I totally found a cute dress that I really liked and that I think looked pretty good on me. It's a light, fun summer dress with a fun origami crane design. It fit perfectly and I loved the feel of the smooth, light fabric on my legs.
|Nothing quite as fun as post-medical procedure dress shopping!|
|Finding the perfect outfit makes me happy. Can't you tell how very happy I am?|
What wasn't quite as fun as the fabric was the price tag. $100! With a grand worth of laser hair removal in my future, I wasn't quite ready to throw down that much on a new dress when I already had a closet full of them. One other time I went back and they had the dress on sale for $78, a pretty good markdown, but still not that great. Then, a couple weeks ago, I was biking through Park Slope and saw that Brooklyn Industries had a 40% off clearance sale! Woo hoo! I found the dress, tried it on (in boy mode) and it still fit perfectly! Best of all, it had been marked down further and there was also a sale as well! I got it for $48! Half price!
Now my only problem is wanting to wear this new dress every single time I go out. Okay seriously. I totally wore it out to a meetup group, then a second time wore it out for a shopping trip and drinks with a friend. I'd keep wearing it out, but my pictures are starting to get stale! This is why I always need new outfits...to keep my pictures from getting too repetitive.
|Shopping is the sacrifice I make for all of you!|
Here are some pics I took out, on one of the unseasonably warm December nights a couple weeks ago:
|Happy 2016 everyone!|